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Scottish Golfer Takes Aim At PCCC

Russell Knox is one of the web.com tour pros aiming for the Charity Championship first place check.
The 24th annual Price Cutter Charity Championship will tee off this morning at Highland Springs.
And so far, golf week has been plagued with wet weather.

There is a 4 hour rain delay today. The first groups now expected to tee off at 11:15 am at Highland Springs.  This is the 24th annual web.com tour event in Springfield.

But there's one golfer in the field who grew up playing in the rain.   "Back in the old days they walked it round."

The web.com tour features players from all over the world.  But there's only one who hails from the country where golf was born, Scotland.

Russell Knox is a Web.com Tour Pro playing in the Price Cutter Charity Championship. "It's nice to be from Scotland the home of golf.  And come out here and play.  I feel like I have a little advantage growing up playing in conditions that I did back in Scotland."

Russell Knox's dad is from California.
Mom's from Scotland and he was born in Inverness.

"I mostly played soccer when I was growing up, my dad played weekend golf with his friends so I eventually tagged along with him," Knox says.  And excelled, golf paid for college and he turned pro six years ago.

The 28-year old has bounced back and forth between tours with 11 starts on the regular tour, and nine on the web.com tour.

"It's been a difficult time splitting time between the two tours," Knox tells KOLR10 Sports.  "I just haven't had enough starts on either tour to mount a challenge." It's the strength of his game, and two weeks ago shot a 59 at the Boise Open."

59 is a magical score that's more rare than a hole in one.
"It was a great day obviously.  I hit the ball nicely and made so many putts.  It'll be something I can draw back on the rest of my life.  And I'm thrilled to have shot a 59.

I need a strong finish to the year to get back on the PGA tour.  I'm trying to stay optimistic as possible and I'm playing the best golf of my life."

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